Tuesday, 26 May 2009
Monday, 11 May 2009
Whilst rummaging for 'things' in the shack I discovered a plastic box containing a collection of 23cm ATV 'stuff' I was going to try and build into something back in 2004. Anyway I discover I have two unmodified, original COMTECH modules RX and TX (G1MFG, not platinum or gold completely unmodified) and a controller board by G6ALU. I think some modifications are needed.
I bought a couple of SMA to BNC connectors for the antenna sockets and there is a relay in the box as well as a couple of small cameras from FArnell, one colour and a couple B&W. With microphones I think. Also there is a complete Mitsubushi Brick 20W PA kit.
The local repeater is GB3PV (23cm) so I might try and get a station up and running.
Posted by M1KTA at 17:30
Wednesday, 6 May 2009
Sunday, 3 May 2009
Took a break from SMT stuff for a bit (IQPro) and just finished building a kit that arrived Friday. The WinKey USB from K1EL. Took just over an hour to complete and worked first time, into dummy load tried out with Wintest. I have gone for the option to add batteries so I can run it free standing as well as with a PC.
I have the old Winkey Serial interface that I built a while back but I do not travel with a laptop with a COM port so as per many operator I have updated this. Not that I operate CW much from QTH or /P but I am sending more and hopefully this will help.
These are the official images my own build is identical.
Two gripes though...
1. What is with the damned phone connectors? Why not 3.5mm jacks. Anyway I guess I'll be making up some leads too.
2. The rest of the enclosure is printed so why not the 4 buttons on top?
Posted by M1KTA at 17:55